UrbanMatch – linking and improving Smart Cities Data

Presented at: Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2012)

by Irene Celino, Simone Contessa, Marta Corubolo, Daniele Dell'Aglio, Emanuele Della Valle, Stefano Fumeo, Thorsten Krüger

Urban-related data and geographic information are becoming mainstream in the Linked Data community due also to the popularity of Location-based Services. In this paper, we introduce the UrbanMatch game, a mobile gaming application that joins data linkage and data quality/trustworthiness assessment in an urban environment. By putting together Linked Data and Human Computation, we create a new interaction paradigm to consume and produce location-specific linked data by involving and engaging the final user. The UrbanMatch game is also offered as an example of value proposition and business model of a new family of linked data applications based on gaming in Smart Cities.

Keywords: games with a purpose, human computation, linked data, smart cities, urban computing

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